Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 22-10-2014: The Supremes

Oh, thank heavens for that!

That’s PMQ’s over and done with for another week … !

I don’t know about you, but I’m STILL out of work. It’s been quite some time, now.

So … ?

Well, one upshot of this is the fact I tend to keep the TV tuned to the BBC News Channel.

With the inevitable result that, Wednesday lunchtime … ?

I get get hit in the face by Cameron and company, at Prime Minister’s Question Time.

Boy, I’m glad I‘ve got one of those Apple TVs.

Mean’s I can put something less noisy on.

Like the noisy bits of V for Vendetta … 


At any rate, that’s not why you here, is it?


It’s a Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s musical set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*
Q1) 22nd September saw The Supremes become the first girl band to have a Number One hit album.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) Was this in the US, the UK or the Ukraine … ?
Q3) The album was called ‘The Supremes A’ go go’.   The phrase, ‘A’ go go’, comes from which European language: French, German or Hungarian … ?
Q4) The album was on the Motown label.   Who was the famous boss, owner and manager of Motown … ?
Q5) Motown’s owner co-wrote a song on ‘The Supremes A’ go go’.   Which song: ‘You Can’t Hurry Love,’ ‘Money,’ or ‘Get Ready’?
Q6) The Supremes consisted of three singers.   Diana Ross was one.   Name either of the other two.
Q7) The Supremes were the USA’s most successful vocal group.   How many Number Ones did they have: eleven, twelve or thirteen?
Q8) Those Number Ones were on the Billboard — or US — charts.   Which British band is the most successful band to feature on the Billboard charts?
Q9) Which British Girl band held the record for most chart entries: Bananarama, The Spice Girls or The Saturdays?
Q10) Finally … What was The Supremes’ biggest hit, with their original line-up: ‘You Can’t Hurry Love,’ ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ or ‘The Happening’ … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th October saw the UK carry out its second nuclear bomb test: in which year of the 1950s?
Q2) The tests were carried out in a remote part of Australia.   Called what: Emu Field, Koala Meadow or Wombat Hill?
Q3) The government name for the tests was Operation what: Toboggan, Totem or Tomahawk … ?
Q4) These Australian tests were so the government could see how much fissionable metal to use in a bomb.   Which metal: plutonium, uranium or curium?
Q5) The metal concerned was named after what: a cartoon dog, a planet or a scientist?
Q6) The metal was produced at what was then Britain’s best known nuclear reactor: Windscale.   Windscale is now a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant called what?
Q7) Britain’s first nuclear test were in Australia.   This was called Operation what: Hurricane, Tornado or Storm?
Q8) Materials used in nuclear bombs are fissile: the reaction at the heart of the bombs involves splitting an atom.   The opposite type of reaction is what: nuclear fusion, nuclear fuses or nuclear flailing?
Q9) Britain is one of five states allowed nuclear weapons: under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.   Name one of the other four.
Q10) Finally … Three nations have tested nuclear weapons since the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.   Name one of them.
A1) 1953.
A2) Emu Field.
A3) Operation Totem.
A4) Plutonium.   Plutonium 240, to be precise.   (It’s usually written as ²⁴⁰Pu.)
A5) A planet.   Pluto, if you hadn’t guessed.
A6) Sellafield.
A7) Operation Hurricane.
A8) Nuclear fusion.   (It’s the reaction that powers stars.)
A9) The USA, China, France and the Soviet Union/Russian Federation.
A10) India, Pakistan and North Korea.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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